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First Watch

#26 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in 3 Days in Tampa and 1 other guide
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520 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
+1 813-307-9006
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07:00 - 14:30
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Saratoga Springs NY
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my First Watch inauguration and I was quite impressed. The dishes offered weren't overwhelming in number and it seemed like a lot of thought was put into each dish's creation, with a theme of fresh healthy offerings that didn't sacrifice taste.

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Thank 22man
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the variety our menu has to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Sheraton in Tampa and saw that this was close by. Great options, service was good and food arrived quickly.

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Thank Michele B
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Michele! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the variety our menu has to offer and that you experienced quick service as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Albany, New York
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189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The menu is great: a good number of choices but not overwhelmingly so, to allow expertise over the options rather than mediocre execution. Avocado appears in several menu items, and there really are multiple options for everyone (different meats, vegetarian, etc.). Their multigrain bread is at least a half inch thick, and offers a great amount of bite and chew... More 

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Thank GBlue
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you enjoy our menu and that you experienced friendly service during your visit as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great range of brunch options and not all beige options like most brunchs. I am also not a green juice type of fan but they had a great kale drink. Good value.

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Thank youngtraveller61
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the variety our menu has to offer and that you loved our Kale Tonic Juice. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Africa
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234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The odds of you having a bad breakfast here are exceptionally low. I'm not entirely sure why I can't give it 5 out of 5 really, maybe the decor and layout is not what I'd consider amazing. Maybe the food is really good but not cathartic nor epiphany inducing. I had a really good breakfast experience here. I'm spoiled though,... More 

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Thank JambianiNeil
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you love our restaurant and always experience excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. She gladly got me what I wanted even though it wasn't on the menu. I'm picky about my eggs and they were slightly over cooked. I didn't send them back and that's on me but that's why I only gave 4 stares. My husband loved his omelette

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Thank Ana T
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Ana! We're happy to hear that you experienced friendly service but are sorry that your eggs were overcooked during your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Valrico, Florida
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love every item on the menu; too hard to recommend just one thing. The customer service is always on point.

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Thank Tyanne C
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Tyanne! We're happy to hear you love everything on our menu and that you always receive the best service possible. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good eats in downtown. Healthy and hardy portions. Very good breakfast.. if you are in the city and want a no frills solid meal, stop in here.

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Thank elload
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoy our healthy options and had a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this place was recommended to us by the girl at the front desk of our hotel - only open for breakfast and lunch - it was fantastic & reasonably priced, we at there 3 mornings in a row. the menu was varied, with everything from waffles to steel cut oatmeal, to fresh fruits and a variety of omelets and service... More 

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Thank L00kin4aBeach
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the variety our menu has to offer and that you loved our Bacado Omelet. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

For the last 6 or 7 years I have come to eat at this restaurant since it was one of my favorite places to have breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday. It used to be fast service, great food, good prices. Sadly, I can't say it is my favorite anymore. The last 3 or 4 times I've been there the... More 

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Thank MiliFlor
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. We are very sorry that you received poor service and that you are disappointed in our pricing. We take our service and food very seriously and it is upsetting to know this is how your visit went. Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns - we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-307-9006
Description
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?